Ex-armyman shields son’s life but battles for money

On September 20, as My Medical Mantra reported the good news of Krushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old child of an ex-army man receiving a heart, the family is fighting to collect funds to pay the hospital for Krushna's heart transplant that took place at Fortis Hospital in Mulund yesterday

Ex-armyman shields son’s life but battles for moneySoldiers and army professionals are generally the one we look up to for our safety. One such retired army man is Ganesh Sadgir, who is currently running from pillar to post to gather funds for his 8-year-old son’s heart transplant surgery that took place yesterday at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. The heart transplant alone costs 18 […]

11-year-old saves four lives

Organ donation is the new catch-phrase these days. In another case of organ donation, parents of a 11-year old with a farming background have donated her heart, liver and kidney to save four lives after she was declared brain-dead, yesterday

11-year-old saves four livesIn yet another case of organ donation, parents of 11-year-old who belongs to a family of farmers have donated her heart, liver and kidney to save four lives, after she was declared brain-dead, yesterday night. The heart was donated to Fortis hospital in Mulund, to a 7-year-old boy and liver was donated to a 23 […]

Good News: 11-year-old gifts ‘heart’ to Krushna

With the city reeling under torrential rains, there is good news pouring for the family of an eight-year-old from Ahmednagar. Krushna Sadgir regarding whom My Medical Mantra had first reported on September 02 has finally received a new heart

Good News: 11-year-old gifts ‘heart’ to KrushnaWhile everyone in the city was worried about getting stuck in the rains, the family of Krushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar district, praised all gods for helping their little child in need. Sadgir, who was suffering from a rare heart ailment, got a call from the Fortis hospital […]

Pump up: 3d model of heart for complex heart surgeries

Medical field is constantly evolving with the new path-breaking technologies. Now, it is possible to perform a mock surgery by making a 3d model of the heart, which is also used for multiple procedures. Doctors across the field are using the model, for being accurate. However, doctors also opine that it should be used only when needed

Pump up: 3d model of heart for complex heart surgeriesMedicine is a field that is constantly upgrading itself to keep up with the innovations in the world. Keeping with the pace, one of the commonly used techniques in the fraternity is the 3d printing model for the purpose of greater accuracy. Mitesh Patil  (name changed) an eight-year-old boy, who came to Fortis hospital in […]

‘I want to participate in beauty contest as well as transplant Olympics’, says Komal Godse

Komal Godse, a 26-year-old Satara resident, underwent a lung-heart transplant in May 2017, after she was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension. Now, Komal is hale and hearty and says that nothing should bog you down. She counsels people who want to undergo transplants, by giving them a new hope, to lead a happy life. Further, the go-getter is also gearing up to participate in beauty contest as well as in the transplant Olympics

‘I want to participate in beauty contest as well as transplant Olympics’, says Komal GodseAfter under-going a successful simultaneous lung-heart transplant surgery, Komal Godse, who had taken the diagnosis of her health condition very positively, is back on track. Indeed, her optimistic approach towards life helped her sail through the difficult times. Komal had been experiencing symptoms associated with breathlessness on and off and loss of appetite. Owing to […]

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: Study

A recent study states that 46 per cent of Indians suffer from heart failure and die within one year, says a Lancet Journal study done by 29 cardiologists done across the world. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by cardiologists on 5,823 patients in 108 areas in Africa, India, South East Asia, China and South America

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: StudyA study conducted by 29 doctors worldwide which was published in the Lancet journal in April this year, concludes that 46 per cent of Indians, will suffer from heart failure and die within one year. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by 29 cardiologists on […]

Why paediatric heart transplant needs more awareness in India?

In India, paediatric heart transplants are rare, whereas, the International Society for heart and lung transplant figures says that approximately 500 to 600 paediatric heart transplants take place globally and 12 per cent of those transplants are done upon children. In India, the scenario is worrisome, as paediatric heart transplants are peculiar and challenging in nature

Why paediatric heart transplant needs more awareness in India?As time passes by, one of the most important lessons that should be taught to our children is a lesson regarding the topic organ donation. It was only yesterday that we celebrated the reception of a heart for Aaradhya, a three-and-half-year-old girl hailing from Navi Mumbai. Dr Anvay Mulay, head of cardiac transplant team, Fortis […]

‘A heart for Aaradhya’, life to her parents

Surat based NGO ‘Donate Life’ helped Aaradhya, a 4-year-old Navi Mumbai girl to get a heart. ‘Donate Heart’ has truly been instrumental in this case and is very important in catalysing organ donations across the country. Aaradhya’s father Yogesh Mule got a life-saving call yesterday evening for his daughter, after parents of a 14-month-old brain dead child from Surat agreed to donate heart, by giving Aaradhya a new lease of life. Meanwhile, Aaradhya was successfully operated today

‘A heart for Aaradhya’, life to her parents  “The phone call at 8 pm yesterday changed our family’s life once and forever. This is a rebirth for Aaradhya. Can’t thank the donor’s family enough,” said an overwhelmed Yogesh Mule, Aaradhya’s father. In the sacred language of Sanskrit, the word ‘Aaradhya’ means the one worth worshiping, just like the name, Aardhya, a four-year-old from Navi […]

Aaradhya gets a new heart, father prays for successful surgery

Save Aaradhya to Aaradhya saved, My Medical Mantra’s online campaign to get a donor heart for this 4-year-old Navi Mumbai girl succeeded after parents of a 14-month-old brain dead child from Surat agreed to donate heart, by giving Aaradhya a new lease of life, while her father prays for successful surgery

Aaradhya gets a new heart, father prays for successful surgeryAfter waiting for an year, Aaradhya’s father Yogesh Mule got a life saving call for his daughter. “Yes, Aaradhya has got a donor and she will get a new heart. Donor heart matching the requirements of Aaradhya has been found in a hospital in Surat,” informed the call made to Yogesh on the evening of […]

Marriage can lower your risk of heart attack, says study

Recently, several studies have looked at the effects of married life on an individual's health. The findings are often encouraging, suggesting that the closeness of married partners can have an important and beneficial psychosocial influence

Marriage can lower your risk of heart attack, says studyA new study suggests that individuals who have experienced a heart attack, or who are at an increased risk of heart disease, have a better likelihood of survival if they are married. This, researchers say, could be due to the availability of a close support network. Likewise, a study presented last weekend at the European Society of Cardiology […]